Lukas Podolski played a starring role in Inter Milan getting their first win since the season resumed on January 7. The former Arsenal striker started and played the full 90 minutes in the 3-1 victory over Genoa.
This was yet another positive result for Inter manager Roberto Mancini, who was appointed just before the winter break as the replacement for Walter Mazzarri. Mancini’s arrival did not immediately result in an upturn in results, but the club have been active in this January transfer window. Podolski is one important names to have been signed on an initial loan deal, which is expected to be converted into a permanent deal come the summer.
The German international is capable of providing a lot of versatility to Inter and this seems to have been one of the characteristics that the Italian outfit were very keen on having in the squad. Apart from being able to play as a central striker, Podolski also has a lot of experience of playing on the wings. Continue reading Lukas Podolski star role for Inter Milan
Lukas wants to make a striking return for Arsenal in the current season. The subject of speculation for the future of Germany is going through the entire week. He proved to be the real winner as Arsenal did beat Anderlecht in the outing of Champions League.
Being 29 years old he is determined for improvisation of his strike rate when they will be up for the clash with Gunners. For Podolski, Champions League is a different cup altogether. His performance in the competition in the previous season is good and based on that it is rated that he is doing it really well. The games are special and it is played under the lights. He wants to score in the Champions league and as well as in the Premier League. He is happy to be back with scoring goals and more so when it fetches you three points.
It is his dream to score for Premier League this season. He is waiting to get a start in the upcoming season. He was bought in as substitute and just for 11 minutes which made him reach to the score of 3-0 with a win. He put all that he had into the game. He showed his frustration by posting it on instagram that he will continue to fight till time comes. He would have definitely scored more but it was not his luck. It is hoped that in the future matches he is going to do well.
He also pointed out that he has remained a gooner and is determined to turn around his ill fortune into a brilliant fortune. He further wants to prove it to Wenger. He wants to show that he can do it by putting a bit of extra effort into the play that he is so fond of.
Arsenal’s chance of lifting the Premier League title is out of the reach of Arsene Wenger but they still have a chance of ending their trophy-less seasons which has seen the Emirates Stadium based team not being able of securing any major pieces of silverware in over 8 years.
Arsene Wenger and his players overcome Wigan on a penalty shootout with Lukasz Fabianski turning out to be the surprising hero for Arsenal. Wojciech Szczesny is the regular first choice picks of Wenger but this time around, the French tactician decided to switch it up and go for Fabianski which proved to be a good decision as the Polish shot-stopper saved 2 penalty shots in the last stages of the match.
Wigan managed to take the lead in 1st half with Jordi Gomez scoring a penalty set-piece but it was cancelled out by Per Mertesacker as his goal forced the match to continue on to extra time until reaching a penalty shoot-out.
This victory allows Arsenal on entering the finals of the FA Cup and giving the Premier League club a chance to rescue their season by securing the trophy.
Arsene Wenger has lately been under a lot of pressure for his inability to compete with England’s and Europe’s best.
“Everyone can dream of winning it at the start of the season. It is a dream open to everybody and that is the beauty of the FA Cup. Last year Wigan won it, this year you have Sheffield United in the semi-final and that kind of dream open to everybody makes the competition special. In the league you can talk and talk but we know the biggest budget will win it. That open dream is what makes this competition special in football’’. Wenger said.
The FA Cup is not such an important trophy for some club but for Arsene Wenger as it could be the difference between getting sacked or not.